Rose hips, the fruits of the rose plant, are one of the best sources of vitamin C and are powerful boosters of the body’s immune defences. In addition, rose hips include vitamins A, B and E, as well as minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, silicon, manganese and selenium.
There are also a number of powerful antioxidants present in rose hips, such as flavonoids, polyphenols and carotenoids. These antioxidants help prevent chronic diseases by fighting free radicals in the body.
Added health benefits of rose hips include the control of diabetes (by regulating the body’s blood sugar levels), the lowering of cholesterol in the body, enhanced bone health and improved circulation.
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